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  1. Clocks's Avatar
    The update to Google Camera has HDR.
    Not on the Moto X
    06-08-2014 10:05 AM
  2. PapaGary's Avatar
    Uh, it does on my Moto X.(?)
    06-08-2014 10:34 AM
  3. titetanium's Avatar
    For those of you that like the twist to open camera feature, have you tried swiping left to open camera from the lock screen to do the same?
    06-08-2014 10:58 AM
  4. PapaGary's Avatar
    For those of you that like the twist to open camera feature, have you tried swiping left to open camera from the lock screen to do the same?
    Yep, works.
    06-08-2014 11:16 AM
  5. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    The update to Google Camera has HDR.
    Where? I don't see any setting for HDR on my Moto X Google Camera app.

    Advantages of stock Moto X Camera app:
    - HDR Mode
    - Twist to launch
    - Slow Motion Mode
    - Tap anywhere on screen to focus and shoot
    - Burst Mode

    Advantages of Google Camera app:
    - Photosphere
    - Lens Blur
    - Various Panorama Modes including Fisheye
    - Exposure Compensation
    - Self Timer
    - Alignment Grid
    - Resolution and Image size adjustments

    So, I think it's worth keeping both loaded on my Moto X.
    Evilnut likes this.
    06-08-2014 11:30 AM
  6. PapaGary's Avatar
    Where? I don't see any setting for HDR on my Moto X Google Camera app.
    Tap the gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the Google Camera screen.
    06-08-2014 11:41 AM
  7. Clocks's Avatar
    Tap the gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the Google Camera screen.
    Don't see it


    06-08-2014 12:22 PM
  8. PapaGary's Avatar
    Don't see it
    Hmm, I don't know. I have the same build number you have. Have you updated to Kit Kat 4.4.3? Maybe that's it
    06-08-2014 12:31 PM
  9. Clocks's Avatar
    Hmm, I don't know. I have the same build number you have. Have you updated to Kit Kat 4.4.3? Maybe that's it
    Ah not yet (vzw)
    06-08-2014 12:34 PM
  10. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Ah not yet (vzw)
    Same for me. 4.4.2 on VZW and no HDR mode on Google Camera app.
    06-08-2014 10:35 PM
  11. benhaube's Avatar
    Where? I don't see any setting for HDR on my Moto X Google Camera app.

    Advantages of stock Moto X Camera app:
    - HDR Mode
    - Twist to launch
    - Slow Motion Mode
    - Tap anywhere on screen to focus and shoot
    - Burst Mode

    Advantages of Google Camera app:
    - Photosphere
    - Lens Blur
    - Various Panorama Modes including Fisheye
    - Exposure Compensation
    - Self Timer
    - Alignment Grid
    - Resolution and Image size adjustments

    So, I think it's worth keeping both loaded on my Moto X.
    I have both loaded on mine. I use the camera shortcuts on the lock screen for Google's camera app, and the twist to open for motos camera app. It's been a good setup for me.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-09-2014 12:05 PM
  12. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    If the stock Moto app had grid limes, it'd be perfect to me.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-10-2014 09:29 AM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    Hmm, I don't know. I have the same build number you have. Have you updated to Kit Kat 4.4.3? Maybe that's it
    Can you please take a screenshot of the HDR option in Google Camera?
    06-10-2014 12:21 PM
  14. PapaGary's Avatar
    Can you please take a screenshot of the HDR option in Google Camera?
    It looks like I got my finger in the upper left hand corner.
    Attached Thumbnails Twist Gesture with Google Camera?-screenshot_2014-06-10-11-53-10.png  
    06-10-2014 01:02 PM
  15. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    It looks like I got my finger in the upper left hand corner.
    How strange...here's a screenshot of what I have. So, instead of HDR, I've got + or - exposure compensation (set by going into Settings/Advanced/Manual Exposure "On". I turned off manual exposure and HDR still doesn't show up.
    Twist Gesture with Google Camera?-screenshot_2014-06-10-15-14-48.png
    06-10-2014 04:22 PM
  16. PapaGary's Avatar
    Weird. My build version shows 2.2.024. Is that different?
    06-10-2014 05:20 PM
  17. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Nope, my build number is the same as yours. Maybe carrier? I'm on VZW.
    06-10-2014 05:26 PM
  18. PapaGary's Avatar
    Nope, my build number is the same as yours. Maybe carrier? I'm on VZW.
    Ah, XT1053 here on T-Mo. I noticed this after the 4.4.3 update.
    06-10-2014 05:36 PM
  19. rockdrummersrock's Avatar
    I found a somewhat complicated way to get the desired result. If you set your gallery app preference to open the Google camera, you can shake to get into camera (Motorola Stock one), then swipe left to view last picture, then tap the "back arrow" to go into the google gallery app which has a camera shortcut button. Tap that and you go into the Google camera (since you designated it as the default camera app for the gallery to follow). Not as quick with the flick of the wrist but if you want to do a photosphere or take manual exposure shots sort of quickly it works. I know you could just put the app on a home screen but what if your screens are full?! It'd be cool if moto expanded the shake to camera to be a chooseable item so we could just choose the google camera as the default for shake to cam.
    09-14-2014 10:27 PM
  20. AMTrombley0924's Avatar
    Here's a different but related questions. Say I am OK taking photos with the stock Moto X camera app. However, when I am reviewing the shots, I'd like to tap the pencil icon and launch the Google Photos Editor instead of the stock editor. Possible?

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    10-06-2014 11:48 PM
  21. AMTrombley0924's Avatar
    Here's a different but related questions. Say I am OK taking photos with the stock Moto X camera app. However, when I am reviewing the shots, I'd like to tap the pencil icon and launch the Google Photos Editor instead of the stock editor. Possible?

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    Figured it out..

    Go to apps in the settings and clear defaults if the stock gallery app. Next time you swipe to review a shot from the Moto X camera, it will ask you what app to use. I chose to make the Google Photos app the default.

    Hope this helps someone else

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    10-06-2014 11:57 PM
  22. benhaube's Avatar
    Wow, Google Camera is so cool I don't care that it doesn't have the wrist gesture.
    I'm with you. I actually use a mixture of both Google Camera and Motorola's Camera. If I need to take a picture very quickly I will twist my wrist for moto camera. Any other time I am taking a picture it's with Google camera. Google's software is much better than Motorola's.
    10-07-2014 11:28 PM
  23. benhaube's Avatar
    Nothing great about it. Doesn't even support HDR on Moto X, which makes it pointless. HDR is the only mode that kinda saves crappy Moto X camera quality

    - - - Updated - - -



    No. There's no HDR support. I tried comparing and the stock is better
    HDR works fine with Google Camera on the moto X. I use it all the time.
    10-07-2014 11:32 PM
  24. benhaube's Avatar
    Uh, it does on my Moto X.(?)
    Mine too.
    10-07-2014 11:34 PM
  25. Zoe Rough-Broglin's Avatar
    Yes I was really trying to figure out that same thing. I like the Google camera way better than the default android one. I have a moto g.
    Does anyone know how to switch the new Google camera to the default camera on the X. I could not find any settings to make the switch.

    Thanx in advance
    12-23-2014 07:00 PM
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